This planning bulletin is under review
The Western Australian Government has released the draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016, which amalgamates the Government Sewerage Policy Perth Metropolitan Region and the draft country Sewerage policy into one document for public comment.
The draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016 promotes reticulated sewerage as the best disposal method for sewage. It requires all new subdivision and development to be connected to reticulated sewerage where available or considered necessary on health, environment or planning grounds.
The draft policy provides flexibility for low risk proposals such as subdivision in country towns without a reticulated sewerage scheme, or where a scheme is at capacity and unlikely to be expanded.
The final policy will guide future strategic planning, subdivision and development for the provision of sewage disposal in Western Australia.
Planning bulletin 7 is suspended until the policy is finalised.
This bulletin supersedes planning bulletin 6.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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